[Bug 179040] Review Request: socat

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Summary: Review Request: socat


------- Additional Comments From rc040203 at freenet.de  2006-05-12 00:16 EST -------
(In reply to comment #9)
> Some more packages only put configure.in/configure.ac in their development (CVS)
> tree, and just put the configure script and not the autoconf/automake in.
Yes, there exist a broken packages and incompetent maintainers.

> Sometimes this is done to prevent dependancies on autoconfig/automake. I don't
> think it is a big issue for building this package.
I consider this as blocker for 2 reasons:

This configure script is clearly autoconf generated. The package claims to be
GPL'ed but ships incomplete sources.

I.e. I consider this package not to be GPL compliant and not to be OSI complaint.


2.1 It is hardly possible to fix/maintain packages with incomplete sources.
You might know where the source file might be located, but will the person to
adapt this package to FC8 in 2 years still know?

2.2 A package being maintained upstream this way, justifies strong doubts on the
code's quality.

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